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Agent Arrives On Tyneside To Close Deal For Newcastle Player

There’s news today from Italy that Florian Thauvin’s agent Fabrizio Ferrari has arrived in Newcastle in a bid to close a deal to have his client move to Italian club Lazio, hopefully by the end of this coming weekend.

Newcastle turned down an offer from Lazio only yesterday and it now would appear there is heightened activity to try to reach an agreement with Newcastle on the transfer of the 23 year-old French winger.

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Florian Thauvin in training

Marseille and Lazio seem the only two clubs interested in Florian and it seems both clubs are trying to close  a loan deal with an option to buy.

When Lazio’s interest first materialized at the beginning of July this is some of what Ferrari said at the time:

“I do have a rapport with Lazio director Igli Tare.”

“He did not enjoy Newcastle and would be better off in Italy , France or Spain.”

“He’s a valuable player and when a big club like Lazio arrives, it is only normal he is flattered by their interest.”

“But for now there are no negotiations.”

But Lazio have since entered into negotiations for Thauvin and financial terms with the player have already been agreed by the Italian club.

There are different accounts  of what the financials are of the proposed loan deal for Florian.

The Chronicle are reporting today that Lazio are offering  a one-year loan, with a loan fee of £1M going to Newcastle, and the transfer for £9M will be triggered if he plays a certain number of games.

The terms reported in Italy in the last couple of days were that the loan fee was 2M (£1.67M) and the transfer fee was 11M (£9.2M) – so they are fairly close.

This was the same kind of deal arranged last summer for Remy Cabella that had the Frenchman move permanently to Marseille this summer for around £7.5M with Newcastle also getting a loan fee – probably for £1M.

The Chronicle are also reporting that both Lazio and Marseille  are offering the above loan deal with an option to buy.

But Newcastle would still be losing anywhere from £2M to £3M on the above deal, which is why they are  probably keen to at least break even on Thauvin.

Reports in Italy suggest the deal could even be wrapped up by the end of the weekend.

As we mentioned this morning, Florian could prefer a move back to Marseille, his former club, but maybe the wages offered by Lazio are higher than those offered by the French club?

Since agents usually get paid a percentage of the deal,  it’s small wonder if Ferrari is recommending a move to Lazio – and Florian gets higher wages too.

Comments welcome.

172 comments so far

  • manxpie

    Jul 30, 2016 at 1:56 AM

    Comment #161

    hows mbwia done since?
    marveaux and ober have they got clubs yet?
    same with saylor
    and raylor
    willo seemed to do alright at wolves so did gosling at bournemouth, wat about guthrie and perch?
    bartons done ok since aswell i suppose
    enrique well looked great in a keeper shirt apart from that unbelievably shite

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 30, 2016 at 2:06 AM

    Comment #162

    Mr Tubbs…………………………………………..OOT
    Space Cadets………………………………………OOT
    King Percy Dance Troupe…………………….OOT
    University Boilermen…………………………..OOT

  • manxpie

    Jul 30, 2016 at 2:13 AM

    Comment #163

    jail am i right at 158 then?
    is that wat you think?
    is that your theory?

  • manxpie

    Jul 30, 2016 at 2:26 AM

    Comment #164
  • manxpie

    Jul 30, 2016 at 2:57 AM

    Comment #165

    i reckon the tony pulis fella is mr tuff

  • jimmysmith

    Jul 30, 2016 at 5:47 AM

    Comment #166

    Florian Thauvin, (what a name, just quietly) do yourself a favour, roll your sleeves up and get stuck in, you effete nancy boy. It’ll do you, and your career, a power of good.

  • Veltmann

    Jul 30, 2016 at 5:57 AM

    Comment #167

    Jail – In fairness, manx didn’t try to tell his love for Pardew,far from it.He was stating the true facts actually saying blaming all things on him for the underperforming of the team is way out of context.It goes deeper than that as we noticed last year for instance that some players didn’t give flyers/not good enough and were responsible for the failure of the football club.

  • jimmysmith

    Jul 30, 2016 at 7:16 AM

    Comment #168

    Why is Ian Toon critisised and Geordie2 not. Neither is entirely sincere, yet both tease out out a valid point of view, views. Let him post, and argue the football.

  • Mag52

    Jul 30, 2016 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #169


    Don’t bother trying to get the anti Pardew crowd to admit to anything in favour of him on the football side of management, because their beef with him has always been their opinion of him as a person, and this has and will always cloud their judgement.

  • hibbitt

    Jul 30, 2016 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #170

    lets move on start of a new season possibly a new beginning for our great club lets look forward not back and just enjoy the ride
    good luck toon army

  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2016 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #171

    The Postcards from Percy Association never sleep 😀

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 30, 2016 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #172

    Amen, hibbitt!

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